Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
However, the truth is that many attached and even married people are also using the internet as a way to meet new people and to develop relationships.
Sometimes they are seeking only friendship, but more often than not, they are indulging in extra-marital affairs and infidelity.
Though the sites may not encourage members to cheat on their partners, they do assist those who wish to do so, and have become very successful in the process.